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Zzaj Productions

Zzaj Productions is a netlabel that's been up since the mid-1990's. Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj, has been recording "different" music with artists from all over the country (& the WORLD, for that matter) since about 1980 (if not earlier). In our collection, as we pull albums over from our commercial offerings into this new label, you will find music that is "challenging", to say the very least! We feel that this music NEEDS to be discovered, and that this is the best place to make that happen. We hope YOU enjoy the music(s) here, and that you'll tell all your friends to come here & GET this music!

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Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf
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I was on a cruise through Olympia on my way back to Korea after a whirlwind tour of the U.S. while on a two-week vacation with my wife. We set things up so my old playing pals Harlan Mark Vale, John Alkins & a whole host of others from the local Olympia scene would be available for jamminâ down & out. This is one of the gutsiest jazz jam sessions youâll ever hear. Much fun for all (including you, the listener, of course)! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts,...
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Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf
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This trio (John Alkins, Harlan Mark Vale and Dick Metcalf) has been playing experimental music since the early 1980â²s. On this outing, they were (about) 50 yards away from the edge of the Puget Sound, listening to (and watching) the waves roll in on a beautiful sunset evening. This music will soothe and excite you (at the same time). If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf; Mr. Painful
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âStages Of Alternate Realityâ, or S.O.A.R., is one of the wildest jam-bands you have ever heard. Formed on a whim by the waters of the Puget Sound, they invaded the night with sounds never before heard after the first return of Rotcod Zzaj from Morning Calm. One kra-zee ride to oblivion, without doubt! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could...
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Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf; Peter Tomshany
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âThe Yakkersâ were an offshoot of an earlier Zzaj Productions group, âThe Imaginary Bandâ. T.I.B. was joined by John Alkins on percussion/keyboards, making the dynamic much different, ergo a new band. If you like improvised and (very) experimental music - this is IT! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal)...
Topics: jazz, improvised
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by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf
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Another adventure with Trillium. We are involved in all things musical; If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button on the page linked in above, or use the account rotcod@rotcodzzaj.com)
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by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf; Mr. Painful
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âStages Of Alternate Realityâ, or S.O.A.R., continued their wild jam sessions late into the Puget Sound night on this second session. Neighbors were disturbed at great length, but we had an absolute blast twisting sounds âround until they could not (possibly) be bent in any other directions. Everyone was âtogetherâ, and by the early morning hours, there was no question that we were able to fly like the birds scattered all around the edge of the magnificent Puget Sound that we were playing...
Topics: jazz, improvised